Catalysing Digital Urban Futures

Vaidya, Hitesh, Tiwari, Kanak, Rajadhyaksha, Nilesh Prakash, Singh, Manpreet, Jain, Abhishek, Naik, Ameya, Saluja, Amit, Doctor, Gayatri, Shekhar, Himanshu, Balal, Hrishikehs, Kaushik, Purushottam, Ojha, Shashank, Dubey, Aparajit, Shah, Harsh, Sharma, Pankaj, Arora, Shelika and Usmani, Sundus (2023). Catalysing Digital Urban Futures. Urban 20.

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    Author Vaidya, Hitesh
    Tiwari, Kanak
    Rajadhyaksha, Nilesh Prakash
    Singh, Manpreet
    Jain, Abhishek
    Naik, Ameya
    Saluja, Amit
    Doctor, Gayatri
    Shekhar, Himanshu
    Balal, Hrishikehs
    Kaushik, Purushottam
    Ojha, Shashank
    Dubey, Aparajit
    Shah, Harsh
    Sharma, Pankaj
    Arora, Shelika
    Usmani, Sundus
    Title Catalysing Digital Urban Futures
    Publication Date 2023-10
    Place of Publication New Delhi
    Publisher Urban 20
    Pages 31
    Language eng
    Abstract Cities have emerged as vital drivers of sustained and accelerated economic growth, coinciding with the rapid transformations brought about by industrial revolutions. The ‘digital’ revolution or the fourth industrial revolution has completely changed the way human beings live, akin to all the previous industrial revolutions. For the first time, the power of technology can be harnessed towards integration of the physical, digital, and biological realms to create universal benefits. Digital technology has been called the ‘great equaliser’ that can shape a human centric society. Digital Transformation is a prominent priority highlightedunder India’s G20 Presidency and Japan’s G7 Presidency for harnessing Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI)1 and promoting Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT)2 respectively. Given that cities contribute to more than 80 percent of the global GDP (World Bank, 2023), the strategic utilization of digital technologies in urban management can drive sustainable growth and foster innovation. Thus, “Catalysing Digital Urban Futures” has been identified as a priority under Urban 20, one of the engagement groups under G20. The deliberations in all three forums recognise that it is essential to address common governance challenges, placing particular emphasis on bridging the digital divideand nurturing the advancement of knowledge societies to have global impacts.
    UNBIS Thesaurus INDIA
    Keyword digitalization
    Copyright Holder Urban 20
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type Creative commons
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